Post # 17
@MissAshleyRenee: it’s actually not a great diamond – the cut is poor, the color isn’t great and it has a visible inclusion (it looks like it has a smudge on it). There are a lot of reasons that we didn’t use the ring I inherited (I already owned and FH wanted to give me something from him, there’s a weird history to the ring too). But I do love it!
Post # 18
@MissAshleyRenee: thank you. my dh actually took this picture.
Post # 19
Keep in mind “total carat weight” is a marketing gimick. The small diamonds used as accents on rings (melee diamonds) are very inexpensive. Small diamonds like that are $10-$15 a pop – I’ve pisted a link to prices of them when a bee gets upset about losing one out of a setting.
Just remember to pay attention to thr center stone (s) carat weight, because the melee carat. Weight doesn’t meaningless – but some people pay far too much for setttings b/c they think that tcw is somewhat value equiv elent to larger stone carat wt.
Sorry typing this on phone. Grrrr
Post # 20
@mypinkshoes: do you happen to have a hand shot of your eternity band and your plain band together?
Post # 21
Hmm. The thread title says total ER weight, not total of the ER and WB or wrap or stackable bands. But most replies indicate total SET weight. I have a solitaire and plain metal WB, but I do have anniversary bands and eternity bands to mix things up now and then. But I answered according to total ER (solitaire) weight (1.71 ct), not total set weight.
Post # 23
@MsGinkgo: I love BOTH of those rings!
@colorofmyheart: Your ring is lovely!!!
Post # 24
@MissAshleyRenee: Your rings are gorgeous!
Mine is 1.67 tcw Henri Daussi with a 1.01 cushion cut diamond center that is VVS2 F, and has 26 small diamonds on the halo and band varying from VS1-VS2 and E-F. I have not yet selected a wedding band, but based on the ones I am looking at, that will add another carat give or take.
Post # 25
@FLBlonde93: Pretty! I secretly wanted a halo ring but my fiance designed mine and surpised me. I love my ring now though and couldn’t imagine anything else 🙂
Post # 26
I have a solitaire that is 0.73 carats.
Post # 27
@MissAshleyRenee: Thank you! Your fiancé did an amazing job on that surprise!!!
Post # 28
Something like 1.18 center & 1.81 total for ering
.76 (I think) for wedding band
Post # 30
I voted for the lowest tcw… though I’m not sure, looking at mine I would guess it’s in that category 🙂
Post # 31
@MirnaMinkoff: Very true.
I have a cluster, and even though I went for the best-quality stones available in that size (D VVS1), the bulk of the cost of the ring was in the metal (platinum; big setting) and the labor (lots of micropave diamonds which take a while to set, plus it was a custom piece so obv the cost of designing it, too). The diamonds account for the smallest part of the cost.
This is one reason I don’t get why people panic about pave settings. I had my original ring 2.5 years and never lost a stone, espite knocking it many times etc, but had I lost one, I wouldn’t have been devastated, and it wouldn’t have cost much to put right.
Anyhoo, in response to the OP: mine’s a 0.66 TCW cluster, and I love it 🙂